I figured I’d put one in my greenhouse and the other two could go into the school polytunnel and we could see how we got on. Granted they weren’t the happiest looking seedlings to start with, probably to do with an apparent lack of watering, and I know Sarah said in her post that she had been trying to grow melons for a few years, so I figure they are not the easiest thing in the world to try but what is life if we don’t take risks and try new and difficult things.
The seedlings have actually put on a bit of growth in the last few weeks, although the school ones have only just made it into the growbags now that there is space in the polytunnel for the bags to be laid out. Ours has been in half a growbag since I bought it and I have placed it at the back of the larger greenhouse, next to the lower shelf of the staging which, I hope, it will grow along in due course. So fingers crossed and I’ll keep you updated on progress:
2.5 weeks after transplanting into growbag
1 month after purchase and planting up